Foiling in Love Again!

As part of the on-going crusade by TheMagicTouch in the UK to assist customers in reducing production cost and time when decorating garments, the company introduces another innovative and affordable process that will “tick all the boxes” for garment decorators.

In the past the decoration of garments with metallic and sparkle effect designs has involved the traditional method of cutting and weeding which becomes somewhat of a challenge when producing intricate designs or short-run production orders quickly.

The new T.Foil Dark transfer process offers the ability for the user to produce stunning results quickly and very cost effectively onto almost any garment regardless of colour or textile composition and involves no time consuming cutting and weeding

The first part of the process involves printing the required design with a “composite” black toner onto the T.Foil Dark transfer paper using either an enhanced CMYK or CMY plus white-toner based printer powered by the bespoke SpaceControl RIP software. The printed transfer paper is then applied to the garment using a traditional heat press. Then from a choice of over 18 stunning foil colour options the design is covered and heat pressed again resulting in foil only attaching to the toner area. The finished transfer has a final press to ensure outstanding feel, look and durability.

The new T.Foil Dark is compatible with the latest entry-level CMYK OKi printers (C612 and C332 models) which now have their own version of the “SpaceControlBasic” RIP to manage all the relevant transfer papers and assist in colour management. The printers, including the installed RIP are now available for less than £300 making the whole process affordable for all. In addition the SpaceControlBasic RIP will be also made available to purchase separately for those already with the CMYK printer.

The foils are available in rolls 30cm x 25m and include metallic silver, gold, red, purple, blue, green, pink, rainbow, navy blue, baby blue, olive, rose gold, charcoal, orange and bronze. Plus sparkle effects in gold, silver and bronze. The T.Foil Dark is available in either A4 or A3 sheets.

The bottom line is the user is able to produce transfers (transfer paper and foil) for less than £1 up to A4 and £2 for A3 quickly and profitably.

For further details, samples or to arrange a demonstration contact sales@themagictouch.co.uk   or 01582 671444.